My January Newsletter

What an imaginative title for a post! But I ran out of good titles before coffee so it will have to do. Anyway, each month I send out a newsletter to my subscribers and while that email is queued to go out early tomorrow morning, you get to see my recommendations and giveaways here first!

What I’ve Been Reading

I added a few books to my library during the holiday break and these are three that are on top of the list (and in no particular order).

Saltwater Scars: In the Deep Book One by Jenna Brett

Saltwater Scars: In The Deep is the first book in a trilogy that follows the adventures of scarred former Marine and billionaire, Neil Morgan, who believes no one will ever love him because of his scars and his baggage, and Ross Gillian, also a former Marine, who’s got her own problems. When he stumbles upon a game-changing technology that could alter the course of history, he inadvertently puts Ross and her family in harm’s way.

To keep her safe, Neil must face his demons and step out of his gilded cage to protect her. But will she let him?

Saltwater Scars: In The Deep is 99 cents or FREE to read in Kindle Unlimited.

Lover Boy: Blue Collar Bachelors Book 1 by Cassie Ann L Miller

The road to hell is paved with good intentions… and in Theresa “Reese” Hartley’s case, a pair of her enormous red granny panties that her gorgeous next-door-neighbor’s young son pulled from her recycling bin to use as a superhero accessory. When he hires her to babysit his adorable troublemaker, not only do her maternal instincts go into overdrive, but the sexual tension between them as well…

I just started reading this and it’s hilarious. It’s currently FREE until 1/12 so grab it now or if you’re in Kindle Unlimited, add it to your library!

Lover Boy: Blue Collar Bachelors Book 1 is the first book in Cassie’s newest series, Blue Collar Bachelors.

The Biographies of Ordinary People: Vol 1: 1989-2000

I discovered Nicole Dieker’s blog during my break and heard about her book. So naturally, I one-clicked it (it’s available on all platforms) and love the realistic drama that unfolds on each page. It’s not a quick read for me but it’s an intimate read. And that’s how I like some of my books sometimes.

Set against the past thirty years of social and cultural changes, this story of the Gruber family, friendship, and artistic ambition takes us into intimately familiar experiences: putting on a play, falling out with a best friend, getting dial-up internet for the first time. Drinking sparkling wine out of a paper cup on December 31, 1999, and wondering what will happen next.

Check out Nicole’s book on Amazon here.

Want to download 30 FREE books? If you’ve got Kindle Unlimited, go ahead and add them to your library!

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Click here to download 30 FREE books

Want to win a signed copy of my books? You’ve got a choice of three to choose from! My current picks for this month’s signed paperback giveaway are Everything She Ever Wanted, Falling For Jordan’s exclusive paperback cover of Jordan and baby Piper, and the brand spanking newly-recovered Collateral Attraction! You get to pick which one!

Click here to enter the giveaway

Hope you all have a wonderful January and may we get to stick to our resolutions till February 1st!

It’s Boxing Day (or Fill Your E-Reader Day!)

It’s the day after Christmas and it’s time to box everything up – but I’m not because I’m writing for most of the day (the muse finally stopped by late last night but I was too tired to write). And if you’re in the mood to discover new romance authors, then today is your lucky day. My friends have free and $0.99 books you can download to your e-readers and even a giveaway!

First, my friend Elizabeth Lynx has her book free for a limited time. Just click the link to download for Kindle:


Author Sydney Logan has two of her books FREE today:


Turn the Page:
Meet Cute:

And then the group promotions:



If you’re in the mood for short reads, you can download books of different genres (not just romance) here. A newsletter sign-up is required for this one:


Hope you find a book or two (or more) to read today!

It’s a Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop (over on FB)

Yup! It’s the second year I’m joining sixty-two (62) fellow chick lit and rom-com authors in the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop and it’s a big one! So if you’re a fan of chick lit of romantic comedies, make sure to check out the hop and enter to win some amazing prizes from your favorite and new-to-you authors as well as the main prizes that include $100 Amazon gift cards, perfect for buying more books!

So what’s my giveaway?

Well, it’s one of my books, some book swag, and a Coach side-wristlet that perfectly matches the book. (It only took me an hour to finalize the darn graphic below, but it’s so color-coordinated I’m chuffed to bits!)


To enter, you’ll need to click on the image or here to go to my Facebook page and enter.  It should be the pinned post on the page and the contest goes on until December 16 so definitely check it out.

On an unrelated note, I posted something about the fire off the 405 freeway a few hours ago but ended up deleting it after learning that a stable/ranch where I’ve gone to ride horses lost everything, including 30 horses. Shortly after that, my phone blared to notify me to stay on high alert because strong winds overnight means extreme fire danger. <sigh> Such is life. It’s been surreal the past few days. Heck, make it the past year!

It’s a Dirty Santa Blog Hop!

It’s time for the Dirty Santa Blog Hop sponsored by Up Till Dawn Book Blog, and I’m glad you stopped by! In case we haven’t met, I’m Liz and I write contemporary romance and women’s fiction. My latest novel, Falling for Jordan, book 2 in A Different Kind of Love series, follows one doctor’s one-night stand that results in an unexpected pregnancy and a little white lie she tells everyone to save her reputation. And when he pops back into her life again, she’ll need to decide whether her reputation is more important than the truth.

For this romance blog hop, I’m giving away a straight-to-Kindle copy of Falling for Jordan and a $10 Amazon gift card, perfect for buying more books! Simply click on the banner below to enter the giveaway!

When you’re done, come back here and hop on over to the other participating blogs listed below!


1. Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog 7. Shannon Nemechek 13. Sabrina’s Musings
2. Author J.D. Wright 8. Ysa Arcangel’s Den 14. Jana Richards
3. Rosanna Leo 9. Samie Sands 15. Readeropolis
4. Michelle’s Musings 10. Melinda Valentine 16. Tammysdragonfly
5. Liz Durano 11. Bargnhtress
6. Erin Lee 12. Miranda Holman

Indie-pendence Blog Hop Giveaway!

Welcome to the Indie-pendence Blog Hop & Giveaway, hosted by Love Kissed Book Bargains!

I’m Liz and I write contemporary romance, from older women loving younger men to Hollywood stars falling for the barista next door. My latest release is NEED, a Drazen World novella set in CD Reiss’ Submission series and it’s out now.

For the hop, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card.  To enter, tell me what you’re currently reading in the comments. My novel, Finding Sam – Part One is also free so grab a copy before you go!

Winners will be chosen at random. Giveaway is open from 12pm EST on 7/14 until 11:59pm EST on 7/28.

The next stop on the hop is Ja’Nese Dixon. To enter to win her prize, please visit her blog here:

Don’t forget to visit:

Enter the Grand Prize Giveaway to win a FREE Kindle!